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Q: Need BIG help with updating BIOS

Hiya doin' CHILL here, I need to know how to update my BIOS for my E-machine W3623 System. The BIOS is very outdated (7/29/2005) which I think maybe causing certain performance issues I have been having. I at least want to have the most recent BIOS running for the machine (for optimal performance) which I have already looked into (which is the Coconut Creek CR94510J[1].15A.1015 2009). I realize this update MUST be downloaded straight from the manufacturer ONLY or I could risk screwing myself over.

I downloaded the file from the E-machines support site. Problem is, when I try to run it I get the Intel Express Update Set-up screen which comes up and then it says "This program is unable to continue. Internal System Error: This is a programming or internal problem." After that I can't continue and the process automatically shuts down. So now I'm stuck and don't what know to do. Here is some more information about my system:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
Intel Express Family Chipset 82945G
RAM: 2GB

Also another side question: Is this unit capable of more RAM than 2GB? Thanks in advance and I would GREATLY appreciate any help I can receive on this as I am lost. Let me know if you need anymore specific specs on the system.

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Preferred Solution: Need BIG help with updating BIOS

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A: Need BIG help with updating BIOS

Welcome to SevenForums,

Performance issues aren't necessarily fixed up updating the BIOS. You are running a fairly low-spec PC so I wouldn't expect the performance to be outstanding. What sort of issues are you having? There may be easier way to fix this.

That is the correct BIOS update - how are you flashing the BIOS?

Unfortunately, your machine supports a maximum of 2GB only.

Regards,
Golden

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I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...











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A:Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,
 
The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
Now there should be no problems with it's  installation.
 
Regards,

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AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?

how do you do this?

thanks a lot
 

A:AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS/flashing BIOS?

Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.
 

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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

A:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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Hello.I need to update BIOS on my notebooks.I used my second computer to creat  a BIOS recovery drive on my USB.I used this way:Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage devicehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 I download recommended version:sp62234.exeAfter step "5. In the Location to Save Files window, click Change."The HP System BIOS Update Utility DOSENT opens and i have 2 errors: 1.IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!  2. BIOS did not support InsydeFlash!  Please help me.

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hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
thanks again
-Moltenz

ps. i just found this
AM-960
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
at http://www.plasma-online.de/english/identify/serial/mainboard/mb_aristo.html
if that is any help.
 

A:help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

WOW..............

Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)

I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).

You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.

otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help
 

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hiiam new to this so forgive me if i have posted in the wrong placei own an hp 250 g4 recently i updated my bios and after successful update i tried to enter bios and its asking for admin password but i never has set any admin passwordit says system disabled  [ |  87228416] i can normally boot into my os but cant enter the bios plz help me 

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When prompted for password try 38180438

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i updated my bios and the fan is now very loud on it for some reason , im not sure why here's my belarc advisor list if anyone can help me get the fan back to normal that would be very helpful!

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Packard Bell NEC SPIRIT 550
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.93 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Packard Bell NEC
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/15/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
63.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

COMBO IDE5232CO [CD-ROM drive]
SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device

Apple iPod USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy 480 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.02 GB 63.95 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
ashley 12/4/2005 4:57:52 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never
Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Controllers Display
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller None detected
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VAX... Read more

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I'm really not sure if I should update my BIOS or not. I'm trying to optimize my Windows 7 x64 and get it updated. I've been following this tutorial, Optimize Windows 7, but I'm unsure weather or not to update my BIOS.

I have an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, and I haven't had any problems with it. However, I noticed I'm running version 1006 from 10/17/2012. The latest is 2301 from 3/27/2014 and it improves system stability (not to mention the countless updates and fixes between versions 1006 and 2301).

Plus, there's some chipset drivers for AMD and I've been having problems getting my CCC started.

So... should I update or not?

A:Updating the BIOS?

Read the BIOS notes for the fixes it provides. I do not recommend updating the BIOS unless it has a fix for your issue.

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1.Please use the prepared boot disk to boot into DOS mode. Then, type in the following commands?

afudos /i For example, afudos /ip4c800b.rom,


refers to the fullname of the BIOS file. The following shows the procedure of BIOS refreshing.
_________________________

How do I find out the fullname of my BIOS file? I typed in the given one, but it said error: can't open rom file.
 

A:Need help on updating my BIOS

The file is on your floppy. Just look at the contents with the dir command or browse the thing in Windows or whatever.
 

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While I"'m installing software downladed from your website, it shows IHISI: Get suppport mode fail in SMI. and then BIOS didn't support insyde Flash

A:BIOS is not updating

We need the exact model number of the laptop and identification of the BIOS update you are trying to install. 

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I need to upgrade my BIOS in an attempt to hopefully fix my new video card. I have a Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05. Anyone know where to get the updates and how to do them? My computer is Dell Dimension 2400. Thanks.

Oh and I don't have a floppy drive. So I'm not sure how to update the BIOS without one.
 

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Hello,today i  wanted to update my bios (from "P02-A2" to "P03-A3) because i want to use my new processor - intel i7 3770, but after start updating i got sad massage "Rom file size does not match existing BIOS size".I have got a predator g3610 and i was installing it through DOS by using pendrive.What should i do now?

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P03-A3 BIOS description says:BIOS (for device with Ivy Bridge & USB 3.0 supported) has your Predator the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture? i don't think you can update P02-A2 version to P03-03, the BIOS flash is telling that, different ROM size.

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Hi i have just bought a new laptop as i fried the MoBo in my last one which i bought in the early days of Vista, not realising what system requirements were for Vista i landed up with a very under resourced in the hardware dept. laptop and i am shure my constant tinkering with the hardware caused the death of it. Which brings me to my query (now that i am overly paranoid about tinkering with hardware) i have been researching and have found there is very mixed opinion on applying Bios updates and was wondering what people here thoughts are? I have two pending Bios updates 1st addresses better support for SP2 and the 2nd improves system performance & LCD panel brightness.
and if i apply these updates do i need to do both updates or just apply the current one, any opinions would be greatfully received.

A:Updating the BIOS

Bios updates are mutually exclusive (ie, you can only have one installed). I believe that most bios updates are cumulative so if you choose the newest one you should get both of these issues addressed.

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Hi,
its a bit lengthy and might not seem a really general question; but I guess Im only asking for basic understanding here:

Im occasionally getting the error 13 :
: The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.

I thought I would do a bios update. I googled it and found this,
when I go to the manufacturer website (here) , I cant see any batch file that the manual mentions, instead there is exe files to updating the version of bios. when i download and run them, I get the error saying that the file didnt install properly and if i want to redo it with the recommended setting. I tried checking the version of the bios externally with a software and it seemed its still the previous version. I tried reinstalling the update using the new settings, same old same old.
note: in the sony website it says:
This BIOS update must be installed before upgrading to Microsoft? Windows Vista? operating system. ( the computer was shipped in xp)
I have missed it.
anything I can do?

cheers,
Shahab

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how can i update my BIOS? sisoft sandra claims that my BIOS is old and needs to get update...

General Information
Manufacturer : AT/AT COMPATIBLE
Version : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Date : 06/16/98
Plug & Play Version : 1.00

Performance Tips
Tip 201 : System BIOS is old. Check for an update.
Tip 200 : SMBIOS/DMI Interface not supported. Check for a BIOS update.

I just can't find an update from the internet...plz help!!!
 

A:updating BIOS

Most manufacturers have updated BIOS on their websites for download. If it is a custom build, the motherboard manufacturer will have one.

It is not usually necessary to update BIOS unless you have a particular issue that the update resolves . .

wrs
 

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How do i update my bio i can't seem to find anything to help me

A:Updating the Bios

@Dctchdt,If the original OS was WIN 7, the BIOS is tied to that.  The is "NO" WIN 10 BIOS.

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Not sure if this is the right subforum.  System specs: Model: HP Pavilion p6522f desktop PCProcessor: AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9 GhzMemory: 8 GB RAM installed  (2 sticks x4)GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 graphics card Motherboard: CPU-Z tells me it's a "FOXCONN" model "2A92 1.01" and the BIOS is American Megatrends Inc. v 6.09 09/07/2010. My BIOS seems very out of date (3 years old) and I would like to update it. I use this computer for gaming, and Borderlands 2 is unreasonably laggy even on mid/low settings, and I've read in multiple places that making sure the BIOS is updated is an effective fix. How do I go about doing this? What's the right .exe to download and run?  













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A:Updating my BIOS?

Hi, You can find new BIOS up to 8th May 2013 on the following link:    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=4254837#N682 Regards.

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I am thinking of upgrading my pc by putting an Intel E8200 cpu with an ASUS P5E x38.

Im just wondering if this is as straightforward as I think because I read somewhere that most of the x38 motherboards are not updated for the latest E8+ cpu`s.

If this is so, does anyone know how to resolve this problem?
 

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if anyone could help me on updating my bios it would be most appriciated. here's any vital information needed and if i left something out, please let me know and i apologize..

manufacturer: American Megatrends
bios rom size: 256k
bios id: 62-1030-009999-00101111-040201-VIA_K7
chipset: VIA 82C3189 rev 0
 

A:Need Help Updating BIOS

http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=120976&posted=1#post120976
 

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Will updating an A-Bit BIOS to the latest BIOS remove any Virus that is in the BIOS. And what BIOS Viruses are out there and what can you do to get rid of them?
 

A:Updating BIOS

If your BIOS is infected overwriting it with the latest version of the real one will overwrite the problem. Most of these however render your PC useless to the point you cannot even boot. SOme of the names are Chernobyl, PE_CIH, Win95.CIH, Win32.CIH, W95/CIH.1003, CIH.Spacefiller
Most AV sites have removal tools
 

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 I did a F10, check my BIOS version is HP Kolvo02.25, 07May 12.I download a 2013 bios in HP support centralhttp://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=vc_113732_1&sp4ts.oid=5232881run it and restart PC, F10 again. When i Flash System Rom, a red label appear 'Removable media is bad or missing'I switch off the PC, press the CMOS button few times. And the results is still similar. I did the instruction as the video instructed, but BIOS did not upgrade either.http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.sn=SGH250SGL4&sp4ts.oid=5232881&docId=emr_na...

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I bought a Yamaha CDRW and my system won't recognize it. It was suggested that I upgrade my BIOS to fix this problem. I have an Asus P2B Motherboard and when I downloaded the update, all I got was a Fax Viewer Document, not what I expected. Do I really need to update the BIOS? I am using Win 98 SE.

I have checked all the IDE cables and all configurations.......do I have a paperweight?
Any help would be great!

Rattzo
 

A:Updating BIOS

Depends on how old your bios are. If it's the last chance

Anyway here is link to your motherboard page
http://www.asus.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Pentiumpro/P2b/index.html

You can just click on the link for the bios and get the upgrade, whichever you want, with or without hardware monitoring.

Have you tried the burner in another machine just ot see if the burner is good.
Differnet cable
Different power connector
Different master slave settings on ide's
 

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I am not sure and want to know if I need to update my BIOS.

This laptop is 2 years old, and is running all well. I haven't had any crashes etc. But I am wondering if updating the BIOS will prolong my machine's life.

Here are some screenshots which give basic info. about the laptop in question.







PS I didn't like the idea of paying more than 20 quid for their yearly subscription.

A:BIOS updating

Unless the BIOS update corrects a problem that you're having, then I wopuld leave well alone. These updates are usually to enable the motherboard to support newer hardware such as processors. Since yours is a laptop, you wouldn't be able to upgrade anyway, so I would leave it as it is.

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Hello!

My OS is Win7 ultimate 32-bit.
I have an Asus P5LD2-X/1333 motherboard. I used to have a Intel Pentium Dual-Core 1.80ghz. Today I installed a Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2.50ghz E5200. It's running just fine, without any software updates. However when starting the PC I get the following message:

Unknown CPU detected. Update BIOS to unleash it's full power.
Fress F1 to continue.

As I said, Windows runs just fine. But I feel like I should update the BIOS (or should I really?).

After 2 hours of failed attempts to update it, I find myself here. The update file i got from the Asus site is a .rom, so I can't run it with Windows.

So what have I done?
First I created a bootable flash drive with the .rom file on it using windows's tools (cmd > diskpart) as fat32. When trying to boot it (after I changed the boot order) I get a message saying "Remove any storage or media". When I use the BIOS's EZ Flash I get the following loop:

Checking floppy...
nothing found!
Checking CD...
nothing found!
etc etc

I tried the same, this time with ntfs - same results.

Then I did the same, this time making the flash drive bootable with Rufus. The results are mostly the same, but this time when I boot it, I get a flashing "_" at the bottom left of the screen. It stayed there for 6 minutes and I eventually lost patience. Should I have waited more?

Final note: I had been using a 2gb and a 4gb flash drive. Just now I've read that I have to use a f... Read more

A:Help updating BIOS

Bear in mind that if you screw up a BIOS update, it's very easy to turn your pc into a doorstop.

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i have a nvidia geforce 9600 gt grahic card 1gb ddr3

i just wanna update its bios.
just to fix bugs.

plz tell me from where to download bios update?
 

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BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

That is my bios from dxdiag...where can I update it?
 

A:Updating...BIOS

best place is from the Motherboard manufacturers website.

wrs
 

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I hope this is the right area to post my topic in but I have a problem

I Need help with updating my BIOS but don't know where to go, or what to do.

I don't want firmware from ESupport because they charge $40.00 an upgrade and I can't afford to upgrade my BIOS, and keep upgrading

I use a Soyo computer

This is what my BIOS agent said:

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG

03/08/2002-8361-686B-6A6LNS2AC-00

K7VEMPRO-2CA4

VIA 82C3112 rev 0
 

A:I need help with updating my BIOS?

You go to the Soyo website and download the BIOS for your exact model of motherboard (looks like a SY-K7VEM Pro). Soyo also provides instructions how to actually flash the BIOS.

Do you really have to upate your BIOS? One false step and your motherboard may become a useless slab with colorful bits on it.
 

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I need to update my BIOS. It is American Megatrends Inc. 1009.003, 9/5/2005. I went to the American Megatrends website, but couldn't find what I needed. How should I go about this?
 

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Wanted to know if i did a BIOS update can it be easily reversed in case of a failure. Some say by re-flashing the old BIOS back in, some say you need to remove the battery inside case and put it back in while pushing the power button and some say way in BIOS to set it back to default BIOS.

I know it is not important to update a BIOS if there is no major changes to a new one or if you are experiencing hardware compatibility problems because it can brick the MB. I thought it may add some features i do not have for RAM and UEFI.

Although i did it about 4-5 months after purchasing this system and it worked fine. When i go back now and look at the manufacturer's site under my model number PC it lists all .CAP BIOS 's, except for one i have now and below that one on list are .ROM. My version BIOS is 4101

My system uses a .ROM BIOS and it is told to you on the site from list of the systems BIOS's , not to use .CAP if have a .ROM one.
What is weird when i go to the Motherboard on same site instead of the system model, version numbers of each BIOS do not correspond to the version numbers of the system model, but the MB BIOS's are all .ROM ones.

I posted both links plus when i purchased the PC it was with Windows 7 64bit Home Premium, i upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit.
Why i am looking at the Windows 7 64bit chose on each link, actually same on Win8.1 .
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A:BIOS Updating

The windows 8 BIOS file is the last one you could use. the .CAP is for mother board that came with Window 8 installed. You stated yours came with Windows 7 so as the Win 8 BIOS driver say's is only for Mother Board that came with windows 8.
So that solves you problem. It would be foolish of you to update your BIOS unless you know there is a updated feature that you need. Otherwise it is hazardous to your computer. Is you do be sure to extract the downloaded BIOS directly to a Fat 32 USB Stick. Then use the Ezflash in the BIOS. Doing it this way is almost 100% success, Winflash is less that 50% and lots of bricked notebooks. Not all the sure on Mother Board but seem like in the old days you could pull the BIOS Battery and that would set the BIOS back to original version.

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Hey all,

I have the MSI K7N2 Delta mobo, which is supposed to have a 400FSB, but when I set it up in the BIOS, it will only go to 200. I saw an update on MSI for that board, which I think may fix that problem, so I downloaded it to my desktop. How do I go about applying the update? I didn't want to just double click the file and see what it does, instead, I decided I should ask the experts here at TSG first.

Thanks,

PaveFE
 

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hi, I'm new here, and need help updating my bios, i know my way around a computer a bit, but this has got me stuck, i have no floppy drive, so thats out of the question, i just bought a CD burner, tried that once didn't seem to do anything, may have burnt it wrong i really don't know, could use some step by step instructions
the motherboard is an abit IB9, i have already found the correct update for it, any help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:updating bios, help

Is there a specific problem with your board that a BIOS update corrects? If not, I would leave it alone.

Here is a link from Abit that explains the flashing process in detail.

http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/download/guide.php

Additionally, it is reported that Abit ceased motherboard manufacture at the end of 2008. If you should encounter a problem with the flash and need to RMA the board you may or may not be able to do so. I would proceed with caution.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/abit-motherboard-exit-universal,6278.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/155869/motherboard_manufacturer_abit_dead_sortof.html
 

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I want to update my BIOS with a .bin file. I have extracted and saved to a bootable disc. But when prompted in MS-DOS i have no idea what to type in to JUST open the .bin file that needs to run so i can update the BIOS. Thanks a lot... Dave
 

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Hey everyone how do i install my latest bios from my manufacture, i cant get the flash bios to work?!!? heres a link to my mobo. The flash thing to install bios is like a comand promp but it starts then closes itself! what can this be? thankyou in advance
 

A:Need Help Updating BIOS

be extremely careful when updating the BIOS. Not completing the BIOS flash will render your motherboard a paperweight. You will then have to send it in to get the BIOS reburned on the EPROM.

Most manufactuers have explicit instructions on their websites for updating BIOS files. There is a dos file to do this usually. BIOS updates cannot be done through windows. Use your floppy drive.

basically you type the name of your flash program, followed by the name of the new BIOS file.

LET IT RUN ITS FULL COURSE. DO NOT INTERRUPT.

also SAVE your OLD BIOS. Most BIOS flash programs have this option. Save it to another floppy disk. You might need it if you run into problems.
 

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Can anyone set me in the right direction on what I need to do to update my bios? I am running windows 95 4.00.950b on a Compaq 575 Deskpro with 32 ram and a screamin 518 megs of hard drive.

I have run a Compaq Diagnostics Version PC10.19A and it shows these ROM Revisions that seem older than dirt:

System ROM
Revision: 05/20/1998
Family: 486G
Video Controller ROM
Revision: 12/01/1994
Family: V1
Keyboard Controller ROM
Revision: C.7 06/14/1991
Family: K

I downloaded and ran one of those utilities that tell you what you have on your system and it couldn't even recognize my bios and told me I needed to update it so I thought I would give it a try...

While I got you here (and if I need to address this in another thread I will) In my controll panel / system/ Devices /hard disk controllers I have 2 "Standard IDE/ESDI" listings...as far as I can tell they have diferent input/output ranges and IRQ's...I THINK I remember reading somewhere that this could be a problem...any light you can shed on this cunundrum would be appreciated.

Thanks..you guys are the greatest and btw with your help I finnally found that graphics controller I was looking for and it seems like I have a new computer...WOW..."look at the colors man"(Dennis Hopper-Easy Rider)
 

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Hello

Probably a very naive question but I'm wondering how I can update my BIOS (if an update appears) when my PC doesn't have a floppy (A drive? Most of the accounts I've read on the website for the motherboard (ASUSTek) are confusing and involve copying a file onto a floppy for reboot.

Is there another (simpler) way?

Thanks
 

A:Updating Bios

Most new machines have updaters that run in Windows. If the file needs to installed from DOS, like a floppy, it can be installed from a bootable CD that boots into DOS, like the Win98 Boot CD Image that has had the BIOS files injected into its image.
 

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I have a Pavillion A6200NI am using Windows 7I would like to update my Bios (Phoenix Technologies LTD 5.20 10/3/2007) but not sure how.I checked HP and one is not offered.Any ideas on how I go about finding and updating my Bios?MotherboardMCP61PM-HM (Nettle2)Manufacturer: ECS

A:Updating Bios

Hello fredb38, I managed to locate a BIOS update for the motherboard you listed. You might take a look at the information in the link below and see if it is what you require. MCP61PM-HM Motherboard BIOS Update    BIOS Link Here   is a link for the drivers and software for your system. Hope this helps.

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I just got a 250Gb Western Digital Hard Drive and it is read by the computer but it won't let me access it. I was told that updating the BIOS might help, but i am not sure how to accomplish this. If you have any other idea on what might help or how to update the BIOS plese let me know. Thanks in advance for any help given
Stephen
 

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So lately i have been thinking of updating my BIOS now first of all how do you know when its time to upgrade and how does one go about doing this process. I have the Asus P8H61 MLE/CSM. Any insight or help is appreciated

A:Updating BIOS how and when

Unless there is a specific problem you're trying to fix, and you know for certain that the BIOS upgrade will fix that, do NOT do a BIOS update. This is nothing like apps version updates or driver updates. If something goes wrong during the BIOS update, your machine is turned into an electric brick.

My advice to folks is to NOT do any BIOS updates unless you are sure of the following:
1) You have a way to store off the current working BIOS code to a media that can be used to restore it
2) You have a way to restore that saved BIOS code if the update goes badly.

That said, ASUS board I have used in the past had something known as EZ-flash (or something like that) that involved you booting with a special key combination that then launched a BIOS update utility. You could then stick in a diskette or a USB stick and save off the current BIOS. IF that utility still exists with your motherboard, it will be explained in the manual that came with it.

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Basically I want to flash my Bios, but the thing is... I am not sure which I have to choose! is it all of them? do I choose the latest one? I am lost.

Bios updates: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3863#bios
Motherboard: GA-Z68A-D3-B3 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3863#ov

your help is really appreciated.

(p.s. if I am correct, my current version is F3. Not even listed!)
 

A:Updating BIOS

You only choose one and that is usually the latest one.

That said, are you having a problem that you hope the BIOS update will fix? If not, see the warning:

"Warning:
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction."
 

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hi there

i want to update my bios ( i have asrock motherboard N68-VS3 FX ) and i am a gamer who interested in performance

i have bios ver 1.20

can i use the last bios update 1.70 ? or i have to download all the previous updates first

what i mean is the update cumulative ??

thanks

A:about updating my bios

You only have to update the BIOS if you have a problem with the machine. I wouldn't advise you to update the bios becaause you only update the bios if you have a instability problem that warrants a BIOS flash or installed newer hardware that supports the mother board but its unable to boot with the newer hardwareFor exampleI bought a newer CPU (AMD 6100FX) with a newer motherboard socket AMD 3+ but when i installed it it didn't boot up because the CPU was newer than the manufacturer motherboard bios so that warrants a BIOS update. I look up your board and you have some newer versions of the bios but the current bios only improve windows 8 compatibility. The bios is a cumulative update you have to read the documentation for the exact BIOS version because you cant really tell what changes in these updatesBIOS updating can be risky because if you have experience a power issue or event your computer can become a paper weight

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Does anyone know how I can install a BIOS update on a Pavilion 6835 running XP? The only instructions I can find require me to be in true DOS mode and that's not possible (as far as I know) in XP.
 

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Recently discovered my BIOS is from 1999, All i know about it is that is is a Dell AO6 Revised, where can I get an update (preferably for free)?
 

A:BIOS updating-ing

I would check Dell's web site. Only update your BIOS if you have a reason to do so! If everything is working OK leave it alone.
 

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Hi all,

My PC seems to keep turning itself on after I power off and apparently a common issue is that you need to update your bios.

My Motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AMD 760G (Socket AM3+) Micro-ATX Motherboard. Using System Tools I've found out that my BIOS version/date is "Award Software International, Inc. F2, 10/08/2012".

I think I've discovered the correct motherboard on this site

This is how far I've got - unsure what I need, or should download from the options there (and even if I have the right site). Obviously I'm really cautious about all of this so would really appreciate any help or advice?

cheers

Scam

A:Updating my BIOS?

Hi,

Its a good idea to be cautious. Please check on your motherboard to see whether its a Rev. 4.1. If it is, then that is indeed the BIOS to download and install, and that is the correct site.

Regards,
Golden

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While updating BIOS..when my laptops restarts it stops with a blank screen and caps lock starts blinking two times

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How risky is bios updating. asus sabertooth x58

A:Bios updating

ocir, your motherboard site shows that the latest bios is:
Sabertooth X58 1304 BIOS
2011.09.26 update

I would download the update and most bios system updates have a choice to accomplis from booting a disk
or from the Windows OS.
Choose which you want to do,

I have done this lots of times, mostly from Dell but also intel and asus.

Rich

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